Masters Theses


"Carbon dioxide (C0₂) sequestration has been extensively implemented and explored predominantly in depleted oil reservoirs and deep saline aquifers where the C0₂ is stored under supercritical conditions. A lesser explored option with great potential is based on injection into shallow reservoirs where the C0₂ may not always be in its denser supercritical state. The research evaluates the potential for injecting C0₂ into saline aquifers at depths of ~550-650 meters and formation temperatures of -22⁰C.

To evaluate injectivity and cap rock integrity, reservoir and geomechanical simulations need to be conducted separately and subsequently coupled. A Shared Earth Model is developed utilizing a unique methodology which enables utilization of an extensive dataset ranging from regional geological and topographical maps, more than 190 water wells including an on-site exploratory well, core observations, well logs and core laboratory tests relevant to a possible injection site in Springfield, Missouri.

Petrophysical characterization conducted indicates presence of suitable caprock and storage formations required for C0₂ injection. Regional stress analysis of the region evaluates safe pressures for injection without fracturing the well bore region.

Subsequent on-site C0₂ injection simulation of the upscaled geologic model implementing single well and multiple well injection scenarios under closed volume conditions indicate limited injectivity potential of approximately 2% of C0₂ emissions from a typical 490MW power plant"--Abstract, page iii.


Nygaard, Runar
Eckert, Andreas

Committee Member(s)

Hogan, John Patrick


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Petroleum Engineering


United States. Department of Energy


Funding by the Department of Energy (DOE) under grant DE-FE0001132.


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2012


xvi, 115 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-114).

Geographic Coverage

Springfield (Mo.)


© 2012 Imowo Celestine Akapan, All rights reserved.

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Subject Headings

Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)
Carbon dioxide -- Environmental aspects
Geological carbon sequestration -- Missouri
Geology, Stratigraphic

Thesis Number

T 9955

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